Tater Tot Casserole, Slow Cooker or Oven

Tater Tot Casserole, Slow Cooker or Oven

The Spruce / Abbey Littlejohn

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Yield: 1 casserole
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
682 Calories
34g Fat
63g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 682
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1545mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1065mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flavorful tater tot casserole is easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker or in the oven. Use frozen mixed vegetables or a blend of peas and carrots, and saute 1 cup of chopped onion with the ground beef if you like.


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (32-ounce bag) tater tots

  • 1 (16-ounce bag) frozen mixed vegetables, cooked

  • 2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans cream soup, mushroom or celery, take your pick

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Tater Tot Casserole ingredients

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  2. Put the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring and breaking up until the beef is no longer pink.

    ground beef cooking in a pan

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  3. Mix the browned ground beef with 1/2 bag of tater tots, cooked veggies, and soup.

    casserole mixture in a bowl

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  4. Spoon into a buttered slow cooker insert.

    casserole mixture in a slow cooker

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  5. Layer the remaining tater tots on top.

    tater tots on top of the casserole mixture in a slow cooker

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  6. Cook on low for 5 to 7 hours—or about 3 hours on high.

    Tater Tot Casserole in a Slow Cooker

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Oven Method

Alternatively to a slow cooker, the casserole can be made in an oven. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Butter or grease a baking dish. Prepare the ingredients as instructed above, pour the prepared ingredients into the dish and top with layer of reserved tater tots. Cover the pan with foil and bake in the pre heated oven for about 50 to 60 minutes. Then remove foil and continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes until tots are browned.


  • Use extra condensed soup if the casserole seems very dry.